Throughout the sixth season of the Editors Lab programme, the Global Editors Network will run hackathons in the best newsrooms of the five continents. This new season will start in October 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal. It will conclude in the same city in June 2018 at the Editors Lab Final which will gather the winning teams of each regional hackathon for a final competition at the GEN Summit 2018.
Globo Editors Lab
On 7-8 April 2018, the Global Editors Network (GEN) and Globo Lab with the support of the Google News Lab, will gather some of the best Brazilian media innovators in São Paulo to develop innovative journalism prototypes. The participants will have to devise new ways to fight against misinformation, disinformation, and the bots that spread them.
Bucharest Editors Lab
On 23-24 March 2018, the Center for Independent Journalism and GEN, with the support of Google News Lab, will gather some of the best Romanian media innovators in Bucharest to develop innovative news prototypes. The challenge for the participants is to find new ways to hold political powers accountable for its actions and promises.
Walkley Editors Lab in Sydney
Público Editors Lab in Lisbon
On 27-28 October 2017, the Global Editors Network (GEN) and Público, with the support of the Google News Lab and in partnership with APImprensa will gather some of the best Portuguese media innovators in Lisbon for a two-day hackathon to develop innovative news prototypes on the theme of wildfire reporting.